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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #23 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Just returned from our third stay at the brown jug,would not stay anywhere else in hermanus,Louise and Abel are such good hosts,always there if you need help.it is in a perfect position being only 5 minutes from town centre.we particularly liked the new shopping mall.the rooms are so good and there are lots of nice little extras you don't enjoy at other places.our stay was way too short(2 nights).we saw so many whales and calves while we were at hermanus,it is definately the best whale watching town.will return again for our 4th visit to brown jug in the future.

Room Tip: Such good value and have the breakfast option.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Thank you for your review. Your response is really appreciated and we love the fact that so many of our guests return to our guest house on an annual basis. Hermanus really does have so much to offer at various times of the year. The whales are one of the huge highlights, but there is really enough to keep visitors busy at other times of the year.
We look forward to your 4 th visit, hopefully for longer this time......

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our hosts, Louise & Abel made us feel very welcome - our first stay at the Brown Jug. The two bedroomed suite was perfect for us, enabling us to make use of the lovely patio and have immediate access to the swimming pool. The Brown Jug is a few minutes walk from the town centre and sea front...perfectly situated and quiet. Good to have off street parking for our hire car too. We wished we'd been able to stay longer. We will definitely be returning guests. Good value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

It was wonderful to have met you all and I am sorry the Kyack trip in Walker Bay did not go ahead due to weather. You will definately have to visit us again to tick off all the missing blocks.
The two bedroom suite is ideal for friends or family stays and we welcome the positive response you have given us.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

As first time visitors to Hermanus, we totally fell in love with the town and the people. I'm sure a big part of it was the warm hospitality of Abel and Louise who were happy to give us suggestions of things to see and do around town. The gardens at the Brown Jug were beautiful. The breakfast was suitable for royalty. Our accommodation was very comfortable, and we liked being able to park our car inside the gate with covered parking. We hope to come back soon/Mary and Ken from California

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. Each persons response is greatly appreciated. The Brown Jug is ideally situated for easy access to not only the whale watching paths but also a three minute walk to the nearest shopping centre and the restaurants. The safe environment makes evening walks into the village for a meal a definate option.

We appreciate the time you spent with us and value your input.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Jug Brown is the most welcoming place. We liked the discrete service from the owners Louise and Abel, the nice apartment, the pool area and not least the location close to town centre and the whale watcing. We will be back soon/Anne and Jan from Sweden

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your review. It was only a pleasure to have met you both and your three week visit went by far too quickly. The cat is already missing his "adoptive' parents. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

For our third visit we had our friend with us and stayed in the two bedroomed suite and took the breakfast option. We were very well fed and rested, Louise and Abel are wonderful hosts making us feel quite at home. Booking and paying was simple and secure on line, a big plus when travelling from UK. For value for money Brown Jug is the best in Hermanus.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Thank you so much for your positive response and for returning to us once again. We are always pleased to see our "regulars" and look forward to catching up with regular clients from all over the world. Each and every one has a special place at our guest house and we are grateful for the support over many years.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a short, but very nice stay in the Brown Jug. Accomodation is near the centre of Hermanus, and on walking distance. Perfect (living)room with comfortable bed,seperate bathroom, toilet and kitchen.Louise and her husband did everything to make us comfortable and we felt very welcome. Breakfast was more than enough and delicious! We would recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Each persons experience at our guest house is evaluated and we consistantly make an effort to maintain and even improve on our service. We certainly hope you return for even longer next time as Hermanus has a great deal to offer and certainly justifies more than just a one night stay. There are over 100 whales in Walker Bay at present and wonderful sightings from the Cliff Tops are reported daily.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My family and I decided to go on a last minute fishing trip to Hermanus and we stayed at the Brown Jug. I must say, we weren't expecting much for the price and we were wrong. Just 5 minutes walk away from the town centre, friendly staff, comfy beds... what more could we have asked for! Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We have always prided ourself on the fact that we offer extremely good value and service whilst maintaining a very high standard. It is important that each guest leaves with the wish to return at some stage. Many of our visitors have been returning year after year some for as long as six weeks at a time. Our convenient location means that one can enjoy long leisurely lunch time meals or dinners or coastal strolls watching the whales without having to take your car out of the parking lot.

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Additional Information about Brown Jug Guest House

Address: 18 Musson Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $59 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown Jug Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s true - accommodation in Hermanus that offers a beach view is plentiful, but there are few that provide the welcoming hospitality and comfort that The Brown Jug Guest House has. Not only are you welcomed by the owners, Abel and Louise, when you first arrive, but their friendly staff as well as Labradors - Keesha and Tula, and kitties - Squeek and Mikey, are always excited to meet new guests. The Brown Jug is centrally situated in sought-after Eastcliff - a quiet leafy suburb, and is a mere two minute stroll away from the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the town’s famous land-based whale watching from the cliff tops. With a pristine garden, comfortable private units, and a sparkling salt water swimming pool, The Brown Jug allows you and your family or group to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers while enjoying the tranquillity of your beautiful surroundings. The Brown Jug’s guest units each sleep between two to four adults and sleeper couches can accommodate a child or two in Units One or Two, with Unit Three being a Studio Room. All the units are individually equipped and each one has a full bathroom, with shower and bath, lounge, dining area, kitchen and comfy plush furniture. Each unit also has a flat screen TV, DSTV and DVD player with free Wi-Fi access – but I doubt you will want to browse on your phone given the variety of activities and places to see that Hermanus has on offer. A short stroll from The Brown Jug will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and the antique shops that Hermanus is renowned for, and to its fine restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show. Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just five minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. If you are looking to experience Hermanus from a place catered for families or groups, then The Brown Jug Guest House should be high on your list. ... more   less 
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